What to Do After a Virginia Truck Accident

One of the most common mistakes after a Virginia truck crash is settling too quickly. It’s certainly understandable that you’re eager to pay for current medical expenses and put this all behind you because dealing with the aftermath is confusing and overwhelming. However, one of the first things to do is to call a Virginia truck accident lawyer for legal advice. 

The skilled team at The Mottley Law Firm can guide you through this difficult process. We help you gather evidence in support of your case, speak with insurers on your behalf, and recommend steps to protect your legal rights—and that includes waiting to sign any type of medical release form until you have a chance to discuss it thoroughly with your attorney.  

An insurer might also ask for a physical examination with a third-party physician. The truth is these doctors may not be completely impartial. Remember, you always have the right to select the medical care you receive. This is another topic your attorney can address and provide more insight into your specific case. 

Consequences of Refusing to Sign a Medical Release Form

Before insurers issue payment for your hospital bills, they may request you to sign a medical release form. Because you’re under no obligation to do so, the main consequence of refusing is a possible delay in receiving payment. However, not signing the form right away increases the potential of receiving a larger settlement at the end. 

Why is this important to know? Once you agree to truck accident compensation, you can’t seek any other damages, so it’s important to be patient. This is another reason why having trusted legal counsel to guide you through the process is vital to your physical, emotional, and financial recovery. 

At The Mottley Law Firm, we offer a free consultation to review and discuss your claim. These cases typically operate on a contingency basis—this means there are no upfront costs to hire our truck accident legal team, and we only get paid when you receive your final settlement. So trust us to help you pursue justice and proper compensation.
Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims